In the first match of the new season, Russell Westbrook found the joy of triple-double, but the end of him and Wizards was not complete.
Washington Wizards’ NBA 2020/21 opening match is really a big challenge when they have to be a guest on the Philadelphia 76ers field, the team has a lot of quality additions in the last transfer window.
However, in fact, the visitors are the better players thanks to the versatility of the duo Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal. Although 76ers rose in the last minutes of the first half, it came in large part thanks to the excellence of the players on the bench.
On the other hand, players with high expectations such as Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris or Danny Green had a turn to throw bricks. On the Wizards side, the ball was put a lot for Russell Westbrook, but the defender was just as brick as his opponent, he had 5 consecutive missed finish situations in the second half with 2 turnaround situations.
However, his impressive passing ability helped Westbrook bring in 9 assists to help the Wizards lead 59-58 before the break. Things went even better in the third half when Bradley Beal played impressively.
Leading with a 10-point lead but the visitors in the end failed to keep their results. Nightmare Joel Embiid hit with 10 points continuously in less than 3 minutes has made the match return to the starting line.
The game struggled until the game was only 1’28 minutes left, once again the 76ers striker helped the home team get ahead and then his teammates finished the game 113-107 , with free throws.
Joel Embiid ended his impressive game with 29 points, 14 rebounds and FG reaching 59%. On the other side of the front line, Bradley Beal has 31 points, 3 assists, 4 steal with FG 50%.
Russell Westbrook is the only player to achieve triple-double in this match with 21 points, 11 rebounds, 15 assists. However, the throw of the builder has not improved much, Westbrook’s FG only reached 41%, closing the match on defeat regretful of the Washington Wizards.